Here is another ingredient that is supposed to be healthy but in reality is no better than the meat you are trying to replace. For starters, soy is highly genetically modified, and we just don’t know the long term effects of that. In the short term, soy may spike inflammation in your body and potentially interfere with thyroid function.
Another problem with soy has to do with its phytoestrogen, which mimics estrogen in the body. For that reason soy should especially not be given to children who are still growing. But honestly, it’s better off avoided by everyone. There are plenty of tasty veggie-based meat alternatives if you’re looking to cut back on animal protein.
3. Anything with a straw
Here’s one you probably never thought about. If you habitually use a straw with your beverages, you will start to develop lines and wrinkles around your mouth due to the pursing motion required to suck up fluid. After the age of 25, the collagen in our skin starts to break down, and this is when repetitive actions are likely to causing wrinkling.
Nothing will stop those wrinkles from occurring eventually, but do you really want to develop them in your 30s? Using a straw all the time will make you look older than you are, not to mention the fact that plastic versions pose a serious threat to the environment.